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The mice meet

Who Will Bell the Cat?

by Patricia C. McKissack
Holiday House
Date of Publication: April 10, 2018

One cold winter night, a cat sought shelter in a barn occupied by mice. When the cat began terrorizing the mice they met and decided something had to be done. If they put a bell around the cat’s neck, they would know where she was at all times. Good idea, but who was going to bell the cat?
Note: This is my first book! It was a great pleasure to work on, and I hope you'll check it out.

Kirkus Starred Review: "Cyr, in his debut picture book, creates an atmospheric and precarious landscape through brilliant use of shadow and color. Marmalade’s eyes, a lugubrious shade of yellow, convey the full extent of her villainy, while the scale of the mice in the shadowy barn reinforces the danger that they are in. [...] "

The mice meet


Wind in the Willows - Cover Series

Adapted from the writings of Kenneth Grahame
Learning A-Z

A fifteen-part series of covers depicting the Wind in the Willows, created as reading materials for schools in the Reading A-Z program. This series presented a wonderful opportunity to explore the characters of Toad, Rat, Badger, and Mole during their adventures.

Unpublished Book Art